Microsoft: IM is NOT dying

by admin June 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm

MS: Declining stats do not sound messenger’s death knell

Microsoft has insisted that Nielsen figures on the decline of Instant Messaging “no more signal the end of IM than they do the end of email”.

Many mainstream papers carried a report from Nielsen Online that pointed to a steep decline in the use of IM in the past year – with the considerable loss of a billion minutes to 2.9 billion per annum.

However, speaking to a Microsoft spokesperson insisted that the figures are not the death knell for Windows Live Messenger.

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